November 6 - November 27
First Friday Art Walk – November 2020
Art has been a major part of Shelly’s life since memory began. A self-taught artist, it was never a question of “should I”, but “just do”. She’s worked as a graphic designer, a forensic artist and gallery manager. Her move to Topeka from Bremerton, WA, made it possible to go her own way and Foole’s Dream Studio was born in the NOTO Arts & Entertainment District. “My father said I was a fool, but George Carlin said the medieval “e”, in foole made me a professional.”
Shelly works in a variety of mediums such as oils, colored pencil, acrylic and hand-pulled block prints. Inspired by mythology, the human condition, humor, quantum theory, music and coffee, her style ranges from stylized realism to abstract geometrics.
Shelly is an active board member of the NOTO Arts and Entertainment district, has been a recipient of ArtsConnect Fine Art Award, participant in the Topeka Zoo’s Roar and Pour fundraising art auction and creator of Chaotic Hopscotch, the “ground” mural in the Teeter courtyard at the NOTO art center. She also teaches a variety of techniques for beginners.